Folk musician Carly Dow is proud of her Manitoban roots and the abundant music community around her, so she included those local resources on her sophomore full-length album, Comet, set for release on Friday, October 19th. The recording process and album development – everything from the musicians, to mixing and mastering, to artwork and graphic design – was created with a fantastic crew of women and men entirely from Manitoba.
Carly Dow also demonstrates the steady growth of her craftsmanship with a full band behind her on the new album. Comet features her characteristic clawhammer banjo and supports her melodies with electric guitars, strings, accordions and a driving rhythm section. They’re perfectly arranged to showcase the power of her voice. With songs for adventurers, lovers, and the worlds they inhabit, Comet is proof again that Carly is sketching the human condition in song, and claiming her own place on the musical landscape in the process.
From the artist:
“I was fortunate to have a fantastic team of people helping out and contributing their skills to the songs on Comet, and that alone instills so much gratitude and worth into this project,” says Carly. “Because this is my second album, I had a better handle on what studio days are like (long, and sometimes insane) and what kind of preparation I needed to do in order to make everything run smoothly. I also felt a lot of confidence in my role as co-producer and artistic director of this project, and this translated well during the recording process. Compared to my debut album, Ingrained, I feel like we put a lot more time and effort into arrangements and treatments for individual songs. Comet also features more banjo and electric guitar than the first album, and in many ways is a “brighter” record overall. Content-wise, Comet includes messages that reflect on the human condition within contexts of our surrounding landscapes and the land upon which we live. You will find lyrical hints towards themes that include: sustainability, conservation, self-worth, feminine power and more – however, my preference as an artist is to include messages in a subtle way so that each listener may interpret their own meaning from these songs.”
Comet will be available on Spotify, Apple Music/iTunes, and other digital retailers and streaming services on Friday, October 19th with her Canadian Tour starting on the same date in Winnipeg.
CARLY DOW >> UPCOMING TOUR DATES
October 19 – Winnipeg, MB – West End Cultural Centre
October 20 – Onanole, MB – Rackham Community Hall
October 21 – Langenburg, SK – Flav’r Country
October 24 – Regina, SK – The Cure
October 25 – Regina, SK – The Capitol
October 26 – Lloydminster, SK – The Root
October 27 – Edmonton, AB – House Concert
October 28 – Calgary, AB – House Concert
October 31 – Royston, BC – House Concert
November 1 – Parksville, BC – Ground Zero Acoustic Lounge
November 2-4 – Cumberland, BC – Woodstove Festival
November 6 – Salt Spring Island, BC – Sister Sanctuary
November 7 – Vancouver, BC – Guilt & Co.
November 8 – Kelowna, BC – Milk Crate Records
November 9 – Rossland, BC – Flying Steamshovel
November 10 – Kaslo, BC – Bluebelle Bistro
November 11 – Kimberley, BC – House Concert
November 13 – Lethbridge, AB – The Slice
November 14 – Hazlet, SK – The Bethany
November 15 – Esterhazy, SK – Whippletree Coffee